Mota Italic Postcard №1
25 May, 2013

Mota Italic Postcard №1

This A5 postcard was made in 2011 as a small promo item before TypeCon. It has a few updates to the (upcoming) type offerings, and was easier to carry from Germany to the US than the full specimen books.


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Mota Italic Printed Specimen №1
25 May, 2013

Mota Italic's First Specimen Book

This was Mota Italic’s first printed specimen book printed in 2010. At 40 pages, with one typeface per page, the concept was quite unconventional making it look different from the typical type specimens one sees. While the novelty of its originality took it far, it did somewhat lack in the area of proper marketing and showing some of the features and infos that potential customers might have been interested in. Still, it was fun to make at to read through.


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The World’s Smallest Specimen Book*
24 March, 2010

world's smallest specimen book centerfold

This booklet was made for TypeCon 2008 in Buffalo. It is A7 when folded (meaning it is 2.8″ x 4″) with 16 pages + 8 different cover options. The pronouncement of “World’s Smallest Specimen Book” was not confirmed (or looked into at all for that matter), so there is a handy disclaimer*

* Possibly. Maybe.

Specimen book size not actually verified.
Well, this is for sure the World’s Smallest Specimen Book made in July 2008 featuring the typefaces Gemma, Vesper, Unicase Monospace, Aurora (codename), Chef, and Beefeater.

[Update] Here is one tiny specimen book that has firmly knocked me off my throne: Types in the Cases of William M. Cheney – from 1961. This is an incredibly hard to find book (finder’s fee for anyone who can pass one along to me!) but Typesticker has some nice photos of it up on Flickr.


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